Friday, August 29, 2014

Sew Kind of Wonderful Blog Hop: No more curve fears!

If you've followed my blog for any length of time, then it might surprise you to see me taking part in the Sew Kind of Wonderful Quick Curve Ruler blog hop that's taking place at the moment. I'm a crisp lines, a harsh edges kind of quilter 99% of the time. I like straight lines in my piecing, and curves give me the heebie-jeebies. But that doesn't stop me from admiring and often drooling over the curved quilty works of others, like the uber-talented Jenny Pedigo and Helen Robinson of Sew Kind of Wonderful. This dynamic duo recently released a new book of patterns using the Quick Curve ruler, which is titled Contemporary Curved Quilts.


So curves and I don't exactly have the best relationship - cutting curves always seems like such a pain to me, not to mention the actual lining up of the concave part of the curve to the convex and all that. In my years of quilting, I've tackled one curve-intensive project, and that was my king-sized Single Girl quilt, which has been a quilt top folded up in my sewing room closet for three years (ack!). I swore off curves after the Single Girl quilt, though I did buy a Quick Curve ruler when I first spotted them a few years ago, thinking it was a different kind of curve and maybe it would be more enjoyable. The ruler then also sat in my closet for a while, but in cleaning up my sewing room recently (trying to find another lost ruler), I came upon my Quick Curve ruler and decided it was time to face my curve fears and just try. And boy am I glad I did, because look at this simple little block I made in just about 30 minutes!!!! It's so cute! I can't wait to get back in front of my sewing machine to make some more of these - just as soon as I get through the next wave of deadlines!!

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One of the things I love about the Quick Curve is the amazing amount of resources available to you. There's a page full of video tutorials, showing you exactly how to use the ruler and piece the curves you create using the ruler on the Sew Kind of Wonderful blog right here. It was oh-so helpful to me in playing around with the ruler. If you're a visual learner and just need a bit more guidance than the words in a pattern, these videos will be so helpful to you! When Jenny says that this is an easy curve to sew, she's not kidding, and that's coming from someone who is very averse to sewing curves!

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Fancy Stars from Contemporary Curved Quilts


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Midnight Mosaic from Contemporary Curved Quilts


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And Jenny and Helen were kind enough to offer up an awesome Quick Curve starter set here to one lucky commenter today - the winner will receive a Quick Curve ruler and a copy of Contemporary Curved Quilts to get you addicted to curves! To enter, simply leave a comment and enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below and tell me what your gut says about piecing curves. Are you a curve-addict? Love the look, but afraid to try? I'd love to hear from you! This giveaway will be open until Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Have a wonderful weekend everyone :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

279 comments:

  1. I have only sewed curves once, yet, but it worked so well that I am getting super excited about sewing them!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. Petrified! I feel a bit like I did before I sewed my first zipper so I just need to try I guess!

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  3. I have just started sewing curves, lots and lots of pins and go very slow!

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  4. In my mind, curves equal setting in a sleeve. Maybe this isn't a fair comparison. This makes me want to try.

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  5. I've done curves a few times on NY Beauty blocks and they went pretty well. The patterns using this ruler are amazing and I would be excited to try them!

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  6. I love their look but I have always struggled with curves too. I would love to try out this tool and see if it helps improve making blocks with curves.

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  7. I love curves, but they don't always love me!!! This would be a great addition to ny curve addictiib!

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  8. I am STILL yet to try sewing curves. The more I see and read about sewing curves, the more confident I feel that when I do actually try them they will be fine! I think.

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  9. I've always wanted to make circle blocks but have been too "chicken" to try! I know that with this new ruler and book I would have the confidence to make the blocks! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  10. I have yet to try curves-this would be a nice, big push!

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  11. Curves are always a challenge but some days it is nice to "tackle" the challenging projects. Love the look of the curved piecing, especially with Jenny's patterns, it makes me want to "tackle" them even more. Thanks

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  12. Oh my god I would just love love love this book and ruler. I'm not sure if this giveaway is on offer to people outside of the US but I will pay for shipping if needs be if I do in fact get picked. I often feel so sad that I can't enter competitions in Quilting magazines because although I am in Ireland we like to keep up with the times here too and I really want to try these curves!

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  13. I have had good luck with curves and would love to do anther quilt with them using this ruler and book!!

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  14. I love all geometric shapes, including curves! I've sewn 4 double wedding ring blocks as a test, but are still intimidated by curves :)

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  15. I'd love to try making curves that is something on my quilting bucket list!!!

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  16. I love the look of their 'curves'! I would love the book! Thanks for the GiveAWay!

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  17. What a neat ruler! The only curves I've sewn are drunkards path's and that didn't go so well LOL!

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  18. I'm a 'never tried but I'd like to' type of curves sewist. They scare me a little but of course the best remedy for that is to just jump in!

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  19. I'm very afraid to try, but I think I'll love the curves instead of always piecing straight lines. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    1. I enjoy working with curves when I first started quilting I would just do straight line piecing. Thanks for the giveaway and also having a awesome blogspot

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  20. The thought of curves makes me sweat alittle....but I SOOO love the look, I am game to give them a try.

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  21. The last time I stitched curves was on my daughter's Easter dress when she was three. It had a scalloped hem. She is now in her 30's! Guess you could say I did not enjoy that process. Haha I love quilts with curves. Maybe this is what I need to tackle one.

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  22. I'm intimidated by curves!! As a visual learner, I need all the books and YouTube videos to feel ready to tackle that mountain! Thanks for the chance!!

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  23. Didn't have great results the last time I tried curved piecing. Looking forward to a new method.

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  24. Curves scare me, but they're so pretty!

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  25. Love that midnight mosaic. I'm a big fan of curves!

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  26. I've only sewn curves once! In the first quilt I made. Would love to learn how to make and use them in my quilts. They do give me the willies though.... Thanks for the giveaway.

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  27. I've always been leery of sewing curves, but love the look of them.

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  28. I've had good results with gentle curves, and would love to try this new ruler!

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  29. I'm not sure that my comment posted.
    I love this ruler and it has been on my want list for over a year.
    It is the only way I will ever end up making a full sized quilt with curves.
    Thanks!

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  30. I don't mind sewing them, its matching them up with everything else that is the hard part!

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  31. I have never done curves, but I would love to try. The curves look so great on quilts!

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  32. I can't wait to try curves, but afraid my curves won't go together smoothly. I love the quilt were going to make though.

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  33. I neither love nor hate curves -- but they do take a lot more energy to tackle!
    I've had one of these rulers for awhile, but haven't tried it yet -- maybe I need the book to motivate me!

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  34. My gut says I want to try curves soon. The only thing holding me back, is cutting them accurately with a paper template, I'd love to win this ruler.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  35. I've yet to do a curve- they really intimidate me! Not the sewing so much, but just the cutting and fitting together. My son loves donuts, though, and I want to make him this cute donut blanket- ALL CURVES. And applique, which I hate. Augh. I'm crazy. Maybe this ruler would help!

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  36. Ok, not sure what happened to my comment so will try again.
    I have made the Urban Abacus (not quilted yet) and have three more of her patterns started. Just received my Curve It Up and Contemporary Curved Quilts. Just not enough hours in the day. Love, Love, Love this ruler.

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  37. I took a class in more freestyle curves that I loved. I am more timid about curves that have to meet some exact dimension but I think if you always cut larger so that you can trim down it isn't so scary.

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  38. I love the look of curves but find the stitching takes quite a while if they have not been cut exact. So, I would looove to win the ruler and book. Many thanks for the chance.

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  39. I haven't sewn any curves yet but man, the quilts in this book make me want to!!

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  40. All the projects on this hop make me excited to try curves. Thanks! notwendy gmail

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  41. I've made a few curved projects, but I know this ruler will make it so much easier. It's a wonderful curve.

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  42. I haven't sewn any curves yet, always been a bit apprehensive, but after reading all the reviews on this blog hop I will definitely be trying soon.

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  43. I bought the ruler but have been too scared to try it but plan to use it soon

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  44. It is kind of scary but you just feel that if everyone else is making curves and there is a lot of help with tutorials and the book, of course you can do this. I would like to try myself. So, thank you for the chance to win and your participation with your tutorial certain helps, a lot.

    Sandi TImmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  45. I've done several quilts with curves. The larger curve is not that difficult, but the smaller ones sure can be! I've been looking at the beautiful quilts made with this ruler and have been contemplating buying it...but how nice it would be to win it instead!

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  46. The curvy quilts are so pretty...I am going to have to face down the fear!

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  47. I've only sewn curves once and they weren't nearly as scary as I thought they would be. But cutting them out was a pain, I only had a template not a tool like the Quick Curve Ruler. It would be great to try it again with this!

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  48. I love the look, but have always been afraid to try. I'm drawn to them to ooh and ahh, and then go back to straight-line piecing cause it's more comfortable .

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  49. I think a ruler like this would be the only way I would attempt to sew curves. The quilts are beautiful!

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  50. I have slowly become more comfortable and better at sewing curves. They lool so good in these examples.

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  51. I finally bought the ruler even though I dont have time to start anything with it right now. But, I aint Scared.. a couple years ago when I saw her quilt up those gorgeous quilts I was fascinated.. I might try a panel just for fun one night.

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  52. I would love to try this ruler! I have done a few blocks with curves and it was surprisingly easy!

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  53. I don't mind curves. I'm pretty new to quilting & eager to 'learn it all'. Lol!

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  54. with practice and patience I am getting better with curves and loving the results. The QCR is the way to go and as you said so many tutorial videos and easy to follow patterns plus big time inspiration. The only trick for me was the careful placement of the tips of the first two curves for sewing. Once I had it the rest went easy and quickly.

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  55. Up until now, I have put off any pattern that required curved piecing. After learning about this ruler, watching the videos, and drooling over the QCR patterns, I think I'm ready to take the plunge!

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  56. I'm in the "love the look afraid to try" category. I've been stalking Sew Kind of Wonderful for a long time, and I think It's time I conquer my fear!

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  57. I'll admit I have a problem with buying specialty rulers and then letting them collect dust or get misplaced. QCR is the one exception and I'm so glad I actually tried it right away because as you said, the resources are great for visual learners like me and it's so forgiving with the clean up after you've sewn. I can bust out these at a pretty high speed setting with no pins - and love to play with parts to see what happens. Hope you carve a little more time to explore the QCR more yourself.

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  58. I went to their trunk show in Midway a few months ago and fell in love. I already have the ruler but the contemporary is something I am definitely going to have to get! Thanks for sharing!

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  59. I have only sewn curves one time too. I did not find it too difficult. I practiced a lot on the block before I put the one in curves in my quilt. I love the curves in quilts.

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  60. • • • I haven't had any luck with piecing curves - yet. But, I do want to try. I've been asked to do a DWR but it scares me to death. Having the QCR would really make life a whole lot easier. Thank you for the opportunity to win one.

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  61. I have looked at this ruler and the quilts made with it for a couple of years. I've made a 'drunkard path' type of quilt with the more harsh curve. I would love the chance to use this ruler. Thanks for letting us know your fears and experience. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  62. I've done a few curved blocks, but not a whole quilt - yet. I do love the look. That Midnight Mosaic quilt might be the one that gets me started, it's gorgeous!

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  63. I've attempted curves once and it was a disaster, I want to be able to do it!

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  64. Heebie jeebies - but I want to have a go!

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  65. It's kind of like that first day of school butterflies - excited, a little scared, but mostly excited. Because I know I can do this.

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  66. I made a mini quilt for my LFS (Cool Cottons in Portland) to display and she wanted me to do curves. I was so nervous that it wouldn't turn out but it did and now I'm not nervous about doing curves anymore!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  67. I'm totally with you on curves. They never seem to come out as precisely as I'd like. Maybe its time to try the quick curve ruler!

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  68. I love the QCR! I've made many of the Sew Kind of Wonderful patterns and the directions are so well written that everything goes together very smoothly!

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  69. I'm not a fan of curves but I think I haven't met the right ruler yet. I totally need to try the QCR.

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  70. I am a self taught sewer and quilter and I think you just have to jump right in with both feet and see what happens. Usually what we fear most is getting started and once we do we realize that there was nothing to be afraid of.
    Love your block. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  71. I've never attempted a curve on a quilt but your block is beautiful and I'm thinking I should give it a go. The chance to win this book is so appreciated!
    Jane @ Handiworking.com

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  72. I love curves, though they always give me a run for my money!

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  73. I'm terrified but I'd love to learn not to be afraid.

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  74. I'd eased curves for ever in garment sewing but not in quilts. But I took a class from Jenny and I'm not so hesitant about adding them to my quilting. Although I'm still in awe over how she ever figured out the cutting dimensions to be able to get such good blocks. Still boggles my mind. Thanks.

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  75. I love the look of curves but never liked all the pinning and template cutting. This ruler looks like it might address one of those dislikes. Thanks!

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  76. Hi, yes they are a little trickier, but this tool looks like it would be great! Thanks for a great giveaway+a great Blog!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  77. I've seen a demonstration on the ruler. Would love to try it. Thank you!

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  78. Love the ruler...and agreed about the uber-talented. Thanks for the giveaway

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  79. Just finished my first quilt using the ruler! It's so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  80. I've always been so nervous to sew curves! Would love to try this out.

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  81. Love, Love the quick curve ruler!! The curves are so easy to sew, no pins! Jenny and Helen did all the work for us, thank you.

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  82. I love the ruler, but my guts aren't keen on sewing curves!

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  83. When I first hunkered down in front of a sewing machine (treadle) it was to sew clothing. Curves abound in clothing. Think neck and armhole facings and princess lines. It isn't the sewing that has prevented me from jumping aboard, it was the thought of templates and wasted fabric. Looks like I was wrong. A wonderfully easy ruler, and very minimum 'waste.' And of course it isn't really 'wasted' fabric at all. Those left over slivers of curvyness are part of the process and so worth it when you stand back and gaze in wonder at the finished quilt.
    Thanks for participating in this blog hop. It has been so much fun to see the amazing variety of quilts.

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  84. I definitely want to sew curves, I love the way they look. But I'm super hesitant. This would be fun to work with.

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  85. Curves aren't so bad if I'm in the right frame of mind, but the QCR really made them easy. There's less pressure to get them exactly right since there's wiggle room in the pattern and you square everything up as you go along. I tackled the Urban Nine Patch without too much fuss and can't wait to get it back from the quilter in a few weeks!

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  86. I'm willing to give them a try, shouldn't be any harder than triangles. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  87. my gut says no , but my head says there are some really nice and fairly simple quilt I could make

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  88. I love all these curves. Cant wait to try

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  89. I dislike doing it, I manage to get it slightly wrong every time, but I'd like to get better at it!

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  90. I can't get points to match ...never tired curves could be tricky. love to try it.
    this tool seems cool.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  91. I wish I could sew curves. I tried a Drunkard's Path block years ago, and it was a disaster!

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  92. I haven't tackled curves yet, but they are on my list. Everyone on the blog hop is making it look so easy--and honestly it's fabric...I will not be beaten into submission by fabric!!! Smile. mommajaehn at gmail dot com

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  93. I've tackeld cruves and won with the QCR on 1 quilt so far. Love it! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  94. I would love to piece curves, but I am always worried they will stretch.

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  95. I need to conquer my fear of piecing curves, and this ruler will hopefully do the trick. I can't wait to try it!

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  96. I love the look of curves and just recently started on Metro Twist. I love how it is coming together!! I'm excited to see what else I can make.

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  97. I've sewn with curves once or twice before, but haven't been too inspired by them until recently. I've seen some pretty amazing quilts lately and I think a curve quilt is quickly making its way up on my to-do list!

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  98. I have sewn with curves (template pieces) and did okay. I'm really excited about this new tool and hope it makes things easier. Anxious to try it out!

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  99. I am terrified of curves, but I would like to conquer my fear. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  100. I have never made a quilt with curves before! I would like to give it a try!

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  101. Until recently curved patterns didn't appeal to me but I've changed my mind after seeing so many beautiful curved quilts. I've sewn one or two years ago but think it's time to make a couple of curved quilts with a new tool that looks like it takes the stress out of them.

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  102. I kinda love curves -- been eager to try this ruler for some time now.

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  103. I've always been freaked out by sewing curves too.

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  104. I am kinda new to curves, the curves I have sewn I hand basted before sewing which is very time consuming or use lots of pins. Excited to try this new method of sewing curves, the patterns are very tempting.

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  105. I have made one quilt with curves and it too sits unquilted :( Would like to try another! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  106. I have done some practice curves, but they are kind of intimidating. Hoping to learn soon!

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  107. I always get nervous about curves. As with anything else, practice makes better.

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  108. Scare me but I love the look, might be less afraid if I win this!

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  109. Just about to start orange peels, this would be perfect! Thanks

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  110. I'm nervous about curves, but I'm sure I could tackle them for the perfect project!

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  111. I've been terrified to try curves and then try to match up anything! This ruler has made it look so easy and maybe it's time to face my fears!

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  112. I've done a little bit of sewing curves and am semi-confident! I've heard a lot of good things about this ruler, thanks for the chance to win!

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  113. I've only tried curves once and it took a lot of time so haven't done it since. But I love the look so would love to try again especially with the ruler to use!

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  114. I'm probably odd lady out but I like curves. I did a test pattern for someone which was all curves and I think that just pushed me right past my fear!

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  115. I have barely done curves and any excuse to try again is a good one. The ruler makes it so feasible.

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  116. Definitely in the Love the Look, but Afraid to Try category even though I have done some curved piecing!! The ruler looks really cool!

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  117. Curves and EPP have been my the things I avoid. I would love to conquer curves with this ruler.

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  118. I've been making quilts for more than 25 years, so curves aren't at all intimidating. And Jenny/Helen's ruler makes it SO easy to sew curves. Love the way curves look, and love to sew them. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

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  119. While I've not tried them yet, curves don't really scare me. I love how they look and I've been wanting to try the quick curve ruler patterns!

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  120. I've been staring at curve rulers online lately, taunting myself. I've made a couple of blocks with curves, but nothing extensive so far. Some day!

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  121. I'm one of those "love the look, afraid to try it" girls! Curved piecing is mysteriously beautiful. I'd love to give it a try with the book and rulers!

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  122. Definitely love the way it looks but I'm terrified - but I promise if I win the ruler I will give it a shot!

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  123. I haven't sewed curves yet, they give me jitters. These curved block are so wonderful, they look worth a try. Thanks for the chance!

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  124. I haven't pieced any curved quilts, but I am eager to give it a try. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  125. I've made drunkards' path blocks before and found them fun, but I'm irrationally still nervous about other non-drunkards' path-shaped quilty curves! :D

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  126. I love working with this ruler! I have made several of her blocks and was a part of the first Curve it up QAL. I could use a new one though because I nicked mine :( Thanks for the chance to win!

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  127. i am ok with piecing most curves...i just try to take my time and not stretch the fabric too much. :) i would love to try out this ruler. thanks for the chance to win one!

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  128. My gut reaction to curved piecing has been to walk on by, I like the look but think of it as time consuming and am usually wanting a fairly quick quilt or have a deadline and don't have time to experiment. You have definitely made curves look doable and the patterns have such a new look for curves. Thanks for sharing.

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  129. I have some healthy trepidation about the process.

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  130. Elizabeth, your block looks great! I love curves piecing, but can only do the gentlest of them. Didn't do so well with Winding Ways blocks. You are encouraging me to give the Quick Curve a try too!

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  131. I have been working with gently curved blocks and have also used the QCR tool. I do not mind curves as it has taught me to go with the flow.

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  132. beyond the heebie-jeebies! I still have trouble sewing straight lines! But perhaps with the right tools...no, probably not, but it would still be fun to try!
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  133. Curves are fascinating. But I usually just stick with curves in sewing clothing, or the illusions of curves with quilts. My few quilt block curves that I've done haven't been too bad for me, especially little ones that I hand-pieced !
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  134. I would love to make some curves!!!

    bill_cheryl_holman at yahoo dot com

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  135. I am definitely curve-phobic! I think they look great, but it just doesn't compute in my brain!

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  136. I think curved piecing really brings a different look to what might be an ordinary block.

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  137. I'm intimidated by curves, but I'd love to try! I've always wanted to make a dresden plate quilt.

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  138. Working on Metro Rings now. The ruler helps make quick work of the curves.

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  139. I want to try curves, but I'm definitely nervous.

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  140. I had never done curves before and definitely tried to avoid them. I signed up for a Metro Rings class using the QCR and I love it!! I am a visual learner also and the tutorials were wonderful.....as well as my extra trips to the shop for some personal tutoring :) I have it figured out now and I'm deciding on the next project to make. I could use a new ruler though, because I found mine had a crack today.....too many trips in my bag, I guess.

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  141. Curves - I have no idea where to start! But I love the look!

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  142. I'm in the "curves give me the heebie jeebies, but I want to try group. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  143. I've never pieced anything with curves, but I've sewn garments. I figure if I can put sleeves on a dress or jacket, I can do this. I love the look of these quilts done with the QCR!

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  144. I've never sewn anything with curves but I'd love to try! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  145. I have sewn with curves before, but it was difficult. I'd love to try again with this awesome ruler!

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  146. I'm not really afraid of curves. I don't do them often, but I figure if I mess up that's why I have a great seam ripper. I've never worried about needing to rip something apart if necessary so as long as it can be removed, why be afraid of sewing it and making a mistake?

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  147. Have not tried curves lately. Would love to try this curve out.

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  148. I have been toying with the idea of curves for awhile now; interest and curiosity! I've also sewn plenty of curves in clothing construction -- princess seams, inset sleeves, etc. so I know it can be done. :) sarah@forrussia.org

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  149. I am excited to try curves. thanks for the giveaway

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  150. I usually am not thrilled about curves, as they haven't always turned out well in the past. I am game to give it another try, especially with the speciality rulers. The quilts are just gorgeous!

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  151. I love the look of curves, but haven't mastered them by a long shot. Can't wait to try this!

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  152. I love curved pieceing, and this great ruler looks like it will make it so much easier to cut! Can't wait to try one!

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  153. I have made a Double Wedding Ring quilt for each of my daughters when they got married. I used two different methods. The quilts came out beautiful, but not without their flaws. In two years my husband and I will be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. I am going to make us a Double Wedding Ring and I would love to give these rulers a try. They look wonderful!

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  154. I have been terrified of sewing curves, but all of these blog posts have certainly given me the motivation to give it a go! Just gorgeous!

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  155. I'm ready for a new challenge! Bring on the curves!!

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  156. I've not tackled the dreaded curve yet. Does the ruler really make it easier?

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  157. I am not a huge fan of curves - but I still try to sew them. LOL I have a curvy quilt I need to finish and I keep trying new things - tons of pins, no pins, I haven't tried glue yet but I that is my next step.

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  158. I've only been sewing for a year and am still working on straight lines - I haven't had the guts to try curves yet! But I've heard and read lots of good things about the Quick Curve Ruler, so maybe that's what I need to give them a try. Thanks!

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  159. I've just ordered the Quick Curve Ruler and am eager to give it a try. The QCR patterns are beautiful, exciting & modern. I'm a little nervous about the cutting, but not about the piecing. The online instructions for using the QCR are very clear. I survived making a large apple core quilt for my sister, so I'm confident that I can handle sewing the QCR blocks!

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  160. I love curves in patterns but I'm too lazy to cut my fabrics because they need special attention!
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    Myrto

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  161. Hi and thank you for a great give away! I haven't done much curves but now as we see them so much, I really want to start. x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  162. I've never used curves, but I'm willing to give it a try. Great giveaway. Thanks!

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  163. They make me a little nervous, but I am so excited to try. They just look so beautiful.

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  164. Would love to try this. I totally understand the fears of curves. Hopefully, this ruler puts many of them to rest. Thanks to these ladies for the giveaway.

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  165. I, too, have been afraid to try curves, but everything I hear about this ruler makes it sound easy! I'd love to win this set and give it a try!

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  166. I need to get over my fear of curves.

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  167. Curves !!! I am petrified, I have done a couple of curves, that is sewing on the bias, you need to pin, pin, pin, and go slow. I have the drunken path templates, I am not yet confident to use them. They are totally scxary !!! :(
    Linda King
    lindaking4070@yahoo.com

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  168. Another new skill! Awesome :-)

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  169. Curves make me a little nervous but I want to do them and this ruler has been intriguing to me! I'd love to win one. Thanks so much for the chance!

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  170. I have been looking at these curve quilts and want to dive in , so winning would be just that push I need... thanks

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  171. I am excited to give the curves a try!! thanks!

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  172. I've had some trouble with them so far, but I'm still trying!

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  173. I love curved designs and can't wait to try the ruler !

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  174. I would love to sew a quilt using curves. I love the flair it gives the old favorites, almost like they are new patterns.

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  175. I've always heard ......"curves are sexy" i.e. Marilyn Monroe. Think that applies to a quilt too :) Love curves, although they can be intimidating. I think this ruler and technique will eliminate all fears. Would love to get the ruler and book. The patterns are amazing and I love modern quilting.

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  176. I am scared of curves as well! But maybe there is hope for me after all!

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  177. I am, in fact, excited to sew curves & have been WANTING this ruler, so I'm VERY happy to see this give-away to enter!

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  178. I am kind of afraid of curves.... but seeing all the creations using the quick curve ruler makes me wanna try!

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  179. I have only done two blocks with curved piecing on Craftsy but I loved the way they turned out. IF there is something out there that makes it more simple then sign me up...lol...Thanks for the giveaway!

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  180. I would love to win the ruler as I have always wanted to make a curved pieced quilt, but have been procrastinating....fear, too busy? I think the ruler would give me the incentive to get my backside in gear!

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  181. i've made two race car themed quilts with curved patches in the blocks for portions of the tracks. took some concentrating to line everything up. not too hard ... not too easy.

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  182. I don't mind curves - lots of pins and they look great. Thanks or sharing

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  183. Would love to win and 'master' curves

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  184. I love curved piecing, it's one of those skills I decided Was not going to kick my but the first and second time I tried. After about the fifth attempt and reading a book by my favorite quilter I got curves all figured out, and then the AQS Modern Mystery quilt had some curved sewing tips that worked like a charm. Who would have thought placing the concave side against the feed dogs would have such a profound difference?! I have always wanted to try this ruler, I see the quilts made with it and they make me drool. Thanks for the opportunity to give it a try!

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  185. I've never tried sewing curves before! I would welcome the help of any tool that makes life easier

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  186. I tried the table runner that came with the ruler and boy what a pleasant surprise at how easy it was to sew the curves and with no pins. I'd love the book for more ideas to try. Your block is great and all the new patterns that have come out since the ruler has come out. Just can't say enough about it.

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  187. I've started a modified drunkard's path quilt and it's pretty amazing how easy curves really are to sew. I'd put it off for a long time because I've always had problems with wonkiness. I have the CurveMaster foot and I don't know if that's helping me or not, but they're always spot on, and I don't have to use any pins. Can't wait to get Jenny's ruler. I'm sure it's even easier.

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  188. I love the look of curves, and can't wait to try out the Quick Curve Ruler! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  189. I'm always willing to try new things -- and curves are a great way to start! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  190. Would love the book and ruler so I could try out the curved piecing. I've been too nervous to try it.

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  191. I am excited & would love to try the curves! Thanks for the chance!

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  192. I've faced curves in garment sewing (a fitted bodice) and I still feel intimidated. Maybe a flat quilt would be easier. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  193. I get the heebie-jeebies. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  194. Thinking about sewing curves terrifies me. My knees knock my palms sweat and I need chocolate, I would like to learn, hopefully this book and ruler might do the trick .

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